In the story 1984 by George Orwell, the readers are shown how in a dystopian government freedom can be restricted to keep the people from trying to rebel or overthrow the government. In the song Fight the Power by Public Enemy there is a resemblance to the story with trying to gain freedom. In the song, Public Enemy sings about how changing is “a work of art, to revolutionize make a change, nothing strange.” and while in our world making a change is seen quite a bit for people freedom, it’s hard for people like Winston in the story to imagine rebelling for freedom because they have “no notion of how to take the first step” (126). Because of how much the government has regulated and cut off from the people they have then restricted their freedom as well. This is seen throughout the book where Winston and Julia work together to do a little corruption which they call freedom and Winston thinks that it will be the start of “the force that would tear the Party to pieces” (105). While being corrupt might help it fails later for Winston because he isn’t careful and the government gets him where in the song, the singer tells us that we “need awareness, can’t get careless.” The only way to become free is to work a little corruption into the world of a dystopia and being careful but with such heavy regulations by the government it makes it mostly impossible to get freedom from the government.